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Victorian Literature and Culture
Book History • Digital Humanities


Thank you for visiting! I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill. My dissertation and research articles stitch together questions from Victorian criticism, media studies, and book history. My current project, “Defining the Industrial Book: Material Agencies and Print Cultures in Britain, 1814–1855”, questions the shifting relationships between print’s material and textual uses as it responds to new technologies of the book in the nineteenth century.  In my research and teaching, I privilege diverse methods of critical agency. As such, I engage with interdisciplinary approaches from material studies, book history, digital humanities, and literary criticism.

Contact me at elshand@live.unc.edu.